how delightful that food and medicine are literally all around us.
there are 3 types of mulberries that i know of-black, more like dark purple, white, and a hybrid which is kinda lavender.
the fruit does not last long at all so must be eaten as quickly as possible, which many kids don’t mind.
something about foraging is like scratching a millienium-old itch which is just not being addressed by our current lifestyle.
yes, these trees grew in-gasp-city soil. i would not say i am completely not worried about contamination in food. however, i am much more worried about the food in price rite than the mulberries in my neighborhhood. actually, i am much more worried about war, nuclear meltdowns, pcbs, pharmaceuticals, poverty and crap air quality than a little something that may be on this mulberry. especially since fruits are not major metal accumulators.
additionally, we have been enjoying standing beneath lindens-a very common providence street tree-with honeybees buzzing all around, the smell and the flowerness somehow both stimulating and soothing.